This paper presents a new approach to implement wearable haptic devices using Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires. The proposed concept allows building silent, soft, flexible and lightweight wearable devices, capable of producing the sense of pressure on the skin without any bulky mechanical actuators. We explore possible design considerations and applications for such devices, present user studies proving the feasibility of delivering meaningful information and use nonlinear au-toregressive neural networks to compensate for SMA inherent drawbacks, such as delayed onset, enabling us to characterize and predict the physical behavior of the device.
|Title of host publication||ISWC 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Oct 8|
|Event||22nd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018 - Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 2018 Oct 8 → 2018 Oct 12
|Other||22nd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018|
|Period||18/10/8 → 18/10/12|
- Shape Memory Alloys.
- Soft Robotics
- Wearable Devices
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications